The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced fresh investigation against Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The action was revealed in a letter signed by the commission’s Zonal Head overseeing Kwara, Isyaku Sharu, then addressed to the Secretary, Kwara Government House.
According to the content of the letter, the anti-graft agency said the fresh investigation was to access all salaries, allowances, estacodes, and payments Saraki received as governor from 2003 to 2011.
The letter entitled: ‘Investigation Activities: Dr. Bukola Saraki’ reads in part: “In view of the above, you are kindly requested to furnish us with the full details of all his entitlements to include but not limited to emoluments, allowances, estacodes, other fringe benefits and severance package while he held sway as the Executive Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38 (1) & (2) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Establishment) Act, 2004 and Section 21 of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.”
The recent EFCC’s fresh investigation against Senate President, Bukola Saraki, marks the second of its attempts after he was prosecuted but discharged and acquitted by the Supreme Court.
When the Federal Government failed to prove allegations of false asset declaration against him.